Each year, Special Collections at RISD Library hosts a juried student artists' book contest to promote engagement with the book arts, investigation of the Library's artists' book collection, and creative production in the book form at RISD. The contest and accompanying exhibition attract between 30 to 50 submissions from RISD undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. All of the entries are displayed in the annual Library exhibit. A team of RISD faculty members and professional artists serves as jurors, selecting prize winners from the submissions. All prizes are purchase awards, and the selected student-made artists' books become part of the Library's collection.


Browse the Annual Student Artists' Book Juried Contest + Exhibition Collections:

1st Student Artists' Book Contest 2015

2nd Student Artists' Book Contest 2016

3rd Student Artists' Book Contest 2017

4th Student Artists' Book Contest 2018